By Jordan Riefe | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterJuly 31, 2019 at 3:38 pm Music! Music, sweet music, is everywhere in Orange County this month. Listen for yourself at the OC Parks Summer Concert Series where ’90s fave Lit makes an appearance. Or try the Laguna Playhouse for Carpenters Remembered, a salute to the ’70s brother-sister duo Karen and Richard Carpenter. The Redondo Beach Pier Concert Series runs the gamut from blues to country, Hawaiian, jazz, rock, salsa and swing. Or if your tastes are more refined, the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda hosts a classical music concert series. Tracy Lee Longstreth belts the blues at Bistango in Irvine and OC Celtic Jam rips it up in Tustin. The Sunset Jazz Series at Newport Beach will cover all the bases from classic to fusion, while Sweet Baby J’ai and the Women in Jazz All-Stars light up Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center. Veteran jazz pianist Ron Kobayashi and his trio take over Bayside Restaurant in … [Read more...] about What’s hot in OC arts and entertainment for August
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Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 3:15 PM EDT May 11, 2019 The City of Detroit announced Saturday that Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley has been appointed the city’s director of arts and culture. The position is newly created, a news release said, and Riley is expect to work with artists, entrepreneurs, cultural organizations and philanthropic founders “to advocate for, promote and develop arts and culture.” Mayor Mike Duggan said he’s wanted to fill this role for some time, but it wasn’t until Riley that he believed he had found someone with the “stature and passion needed” for the position. “Rochelle has the respect and credibility to build relationships between the City and its major cultural institutions and potential funders, as well as budding artists and entertainers. She will serve as the strategic leader and coordinator for all of our efforts to support Detroit’s creative … [Read more...] about Rochelle Riley to be Detroit’s new Director of Arts and Culture
Captive audiences are hard to come by, but Irving-based arts and crafts retailer Michaels has discovered one in a new partnership with Carnival Cruise Line. Michaels said Monday that it's become the exclusive arts and crafts provider to Carnivals 26-ship fleet, using its private label merchandise it develops outside its own 1,200 stores.Carnival carries more than 5.2 million guests every year, including 800,000 kids. The Michaels merchandise will be used in arts and crafts classes with themes that will change with the seasons. Classes also will feature making mementos such as key chains, bracelets and picture frames, the company said.Michaels is the largest U.S. arts and crafts retailer and "this new partnership is another way we are solidifying our leadership position," said Steve Carlotti, Michaels executive vice president of marketing.Michaels didn't share an estimate for the size of the new business. Michaels sales have popped significantly in the past with a single hot item like … [Read more...] about Michaels found a new place for its arts and crafts supplies: the high seas
What looks like a supersized, sideways drop of water outside Rochester’s Mayo Civic Center conjures images of Chicago, where the iconic “Cloud Gate” sculpture (aka the Bean) fascinates tourists. The shimmering surface distorts reflections of people walking past, with splashes of bright yellow or pink coats mirrored against a blue sky and white snow in what some have dubbed the Mini-Bean. A sharp winter breeze blows across the Zumbro River, but it’s easy to duck into the warm indoors, where whimsical, intricate mosaic sculptures by local artist Judy Onofrio catch the light in the bright lobby and tug me toward the Rochester Art Center (rochesterartcenter.com). Art — much of it free to view — can be found throughout Rochester’s downtown, indoors and out. The global influx of patients and physicians at the Mayo Clinic’s extensive campus helps stoke a world-class collection of paintings, sculpture and large mixed-media pieces. Here, art has … [Read more...] about Midwest Traveler: Art and carved ice converge in Rochester, Minn.
By Alan Hazel on Jan 18, 2019 in Celebrities, Europe, Regions, Spain, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe - Read ... times For more than two decades now, the Andalusian city of Malaga has invested heavily in visual and fine arts development, beautification projects and a general effort to elevate the cultural attractiveness of the popular Mediterranean port city. It has paid off. The city now has more than 30 distinct and respected museums, its very own philharmonic orchestra, a vibrant theatre scene, various and an annual international film festival. It makes sense as well; while Antonio Banderas may be the best known living Malagueñan, he’s not even the most famous artistic native son from Malaga. Painter Pablo Picasso was also born here, in 1881, and the Picasso museum and birth house are a couple of the most popular attractions in the city. Banderas has long sought to give something back to the art scene in Malaga that gave him his first inspiration as a performer and he … [Read more...] about Antonio Banderas elevates the fine arts credentials of his native Malaga